Folks, the moment we put up this article on Barbados Free Press, the new blog in question put up a YouTube video of “The Beauty In The Wild-slugs Mating”
I don’t know what point they are trying to make, but we have now pulled the website from our sidebar and have instead put up a link to The Bystander – a Bajan blog that looks like they might go the distance.
Barbados Underground has now moved their slug video to the bottom and put up an article on Mia Mottley.
We’ll check back in a few weeks and see what’s there, but for now, we will forgo the sidebar link.
Original Article as posted…
Welcome to The Barbados Underground Blog or the abbreviated version BU. We intend to focus on the news which does not usually make it through to the traditional Press because of the very old slander laws which currently exist in Barbados. Given the recent assault on the Barbados media it behooves each and every Barbadian to “speak-out”…… from the introduction to The Barbados Underground
On Thursday evening, we posted May God Bless The Folks At WordPress.com and encouraged our readers by saying “A reminder that if we can start a blog, you can too!”
It looks like someone took our message to heart, because the next evening The Barbados Underground published it’s first story.
Their first story is decidedly an anti-David Thompson piece centered around CLICO Chairman Leroy Parris as “The Man Behind Thompson: Will He Prove To Be A Liability… Yet Again?”
The second story asks questions about the CEO of Cricket World Cup Chris Dehring, and whether it is unethical that he profited from his position with CWC, and how much he has profited.
Is The Barbados Underground a BLP Blog? Is it DLP? Is it run by a Bajan whose only agenda is to expose corruption on all sides?
We don’t know, but over time readers will develop their own opinions about the character and agenda of The Barbados Underground.
Whatever the case, even if the blog has a political party behind it, we view it as healthy for Barbados and democracy.
We will list the blog on our sidebar under “Bajan Blogs & Chats”. If it turns out to be a one hit wonder with no further postings, then we will remove it. We often receive requests to list blogs on our sidebar, but many of the blogs start with some enthusiasm and then fail to continue.
We’ll see what happens to The Barbados Underground, and for now we say to them, Good luck folks… Just remember to use a proxy every time! http://www.Anonymouse.org is also helpful.